Interested in what we've been up to?
Interested in what we've been up to?
The Pocatello City Council is expected to decide Thursday night whether to join a national class-action lawsuit against several pharmaceutical companies.
The agreement is with the Chicago based law firm of Keller Lenkner, LLC, Consovoy McCarthy Park, PLLC, and Mooney Wieland PLLC.
More than a year after its filing, Stanley Waleski’s lawsuit seeking $619.3 million more for 4,360 past and present Avoca-area residents exposed to contamination is still bouncing from court to court.
A California federal judge has awarded Keller Lenkner the lead counsel spot in a lawsuit alleging Netgear Inc. spinoff Arlo Technologies Inc. concealed important information from investors and sent the company’s stock price into decline following its initial public offering.
In a May 6 order, U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman selected Arlo investor Matis Nayman as lead plaintiff, saying he made a “reasonable choice in counsel” by selecting Keller Lenkner LLC, while also approving his choice of Browne George Ross LLP as liaison counsel. The lawsuit alleges Arlo, a provider of remote access security cameras, and its executives are responsible for a more than 40% drop in stock price in less than four months after its IPO.
Class attorney U. Seth Ottensoser of Keller Lenkner LLC said the relationship with Theranos was the result of the Walgreens board's reckless actions to ensure they were the first to get to a deal with the company while disregarding its responsibilities to act reasonably and exercise its oversight obligations.
"The entire deal was rushed through with Walgreens hoping everything would be okay in the end," he argued.
General Electric Co. and CEO H. Lawrence Culp Jr. failed to promptly disclose the full extent of an investigation into the energy giant’s 2015 acquisition of French multinational company Alstom Energy, an investor said Friday in a stock-drop suit filed in New York federal court.
The City of Rochester is joining a class action lawsuit against drug manufacturers for their role in the nation’s opioid epidemic.
The city council approved without comment Monday a motion to retain the law firm of Chicago-based Keller Lenkner to handle litigation against Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, along with other drugmakers. Hundreds of cities, counties and states are suing the pharmaceutical companies for pushing the use of opioids despite being aware of the high risks of abuse.
The Duluth and Superior city councils have both unanimously voted to file lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors.
The two cities will file separate lawsuits but are working together and sharing information and resources. Both will hire an outside law firm, Keller Lenkner out of Chicago, to represent them in the lawsuits.
Seth Meyer, an attorney with Keller Lenkner, explained that there are two objectives to the lawsuit: monetary damages and injunctive relief, which would aim to prevent opioid manufacturers and distributors from continuing to do the things that led to the opioid epidemic.
Duluth and Superior will join in the legal battle against the makers and distributors of opioid drugs.
The city councils for both jurisdictions voted Monday night to hire the same law firm, Keller Lenkner LLC, to represent them in the suit, seeking damages for a wave of addiction that has swept through the nation, saddling cities, counties and states with hefty response costs.
“These are people who served our country honorably in very dangerous conditions and are suffering life-changing injuries as a result of the company’s misconduct,” said Travis Lenkner of Chicago’s Keller Lenkner, who has filed nine lawsuits so far and has 1,000 clients. “And the nature and extent of the injuries bears that out.”
Even if the mass arbitration strategy is successful, it may be hard to replicate.
Coordinating dozens, let alone hundreds or thousands, of arbitration proceedings is a daunting task. Law Firm Keller Lenkner LLC is behind the 12,501 Uber drivers filing arbitration claims and the 3,420 drivers filing arbitration claims at Lyft.
Very few people have the expertise and capital to engage in a campaign of mass arbitration filings, a plaintiff’s attorney familiar with these types of campaigns told Bloomberg Law.